Sheriff Hutchens Delivers Her First Year Status Report

Sheriff cites progress in first year on the job

Hutchens details changes she said improve accountability and transparency in law-enforcement agency.

The Orange County Register

SANTA ANA – Marking one year since she was appointed, Orange County Sheriff Sandra Hutchens said Monday her administration has made “significant progress” in overhauling a department marred with scandals of corruption, violence in the jails and allegations of a “code of silence” among its ranks.

Appointed the county’s 12th sheriff by a divided board of supervisors, Hutchens described herself as a “change agent” and promised to change the culture of the county’s Sheriff’s Department. Critics accuse Hutchens of being ineffective and changing little about how the department operates. Read the complete OCRegister story HERE.

Click on the image below to read the Sheriff”s first year status report.